There’s no doubt that the healthcare industry is complex with many moving parts. At the heart of keeping healthcare systems operating are clinicians and caregivers, but perhaps the most often overlooked and under-appreciated role is that of the nurse manager. The hard work of nurse managers ensures high standards are met on a daily basis, increases employee
The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) annual celebration of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 (in observance of Florence Nightingale’s birthday), recognizes the millions of nurses who make up the backbone of the American healthcare system. It’s meant to be a week that we all stop and reflect upon all of the hard
In the spirit of National Nurses Week, here is a humorous interpretation of a few of the realizations you’ve likely had at one point or another during your nursing career. Enjoy! 1. When you realize that you will never have soft, manicured hands again.
This post is an excerpt from our white paper, 2014 HR & Nursing Excellence Survey Results & Insights: How Talent & Learning Management Impact Nursing Excellence. In this white paper, you’ll learn the results of the HealthcareSource HR & Nursing Excellence Survey and how hiring, performance management, and learning initiatives impact nursing excellence.
Survey Data Reveals Disconnect and Collaboration Between HR and Nursing In healthcare, you’ll often hear the term “Journey to Excellence”, which could refer to the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award framework, the quest for ANCC Magnet Recognition®, or it could be adopted as a hospital’s unique initiative to improve patient satisfaction and patient outcomes. I think
This is a guest blog by Meghan Doherty, our Content Marketing Specialist at HealthcareSource. Meghan is responsible for our educational content development pertaining to the HealthcareSource Quality Talent SuiteSM and manages our white papers, surveys, thought leadership webinars, social media channels, and the HealthcareSource Blog. Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn. Earlier this year, we launched the HealthcareSource HR
If you ask a group of nurses why they decided to go into nursing, the overwhelming response will probably be, “Because I wanted to help others.” Helping patients through direct clinical care is what many nurses want to focus on ─ management may not be a planned career choice, but a thing they step into due to
This post is an excerpt from our white paper Journey to Magnet Excellence®: How Talent Management Influences Nursing Distinction. In this white paper, we discuss how hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition® focus on developing and maintaining a culture committed to advancing nursing practice and nursing excellence in alignment with a hospital’s strategic goals.
The Magnet Recognition Program® focuses on developing and maintaining a culture that’s committed to excellence in nursing. Hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition® constantly strive for excellence in nursing standards and practice with the support of their learning management and education teams. Conversations with several HealthcareSource clients from hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition revealed that a close partnership
According to the Administration on Aging, 1 in 4 patients admitted to a skilled nursing facility are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days at a cost of $4.3 billion dollars. In particular, hospital emergency rooms see a disproportionate number of elderly long-term care residents in their patient population, and this number appears to be increasing. Researchers at